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Assistant Professor in Social Studies Education (Tenure Track)

Carla Peck

Assistant Professor - Social Studies Education

Department of Elementary Education, University of Alberta

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Closing Date  -   

Will remain open until filled.


The Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta seeks a Social Studies Educator for appointment to a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin July 1, 2015.

Applicants must have completed or nearly completed a doctorate in Social Studies curriculum and pedagogy.

We are seeking applicants with teaching and research interests in Social Studies education in one or more of the following areas: citizenship, integration of Social Studies with other subjects and/or technology, international, transnational, and global education, community education, multicultural education, inclusion, social justice education and urban/rural education.

Highly desirable qualifications include expertise in: international engagement; aboriginal engagement; diversity; educational technology; and/or alternative modes of instruction (online and blended). Applicants should demonstrate strong commitment to service through extracurricular involvement in community activities related to education, professional development and service, and/or post-secondary service involvement. Applicants must have relevant teaching experience at the school and/or post-secondary level. Preference is given to applicants with teaching experiences at the early childhood to grade 8 levels. Applicants must demonstrate potential for scholarly productivity and the ability and expertise to teach undergraduate and graduate students and supervise graduate students in Social Studies education.

Responsibilities will include: (1) teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Social Studies education and/or other areas of education across the Faculty (2) engagement in a research program relevant to Social Studies education, including seeking external funding to support research activities (3) contribution to service within the Department and Faculty and (4) advising graduate students.

The University of Alberta is one of the largest and most research productive universities in Canada. With more than 39,000 students from 146 countries, the U of A regularly ranks in the top 4 universities in the country and in the top 100 universities in the world: The university offers highly competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package.

Greater Edmonton, with over one million residents in the city and surrounding communities, offers a unique quality of life, a beautiful, park-like setting on a spectacular river valley, an international airport, the lowest provincial tax regime in the country, and is located in Canada’s most optimistic and economically vibrant province. Edmonton boasts 78 arts and cultural organizations including the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Edmonton Opera, Citadel Theatre and more than 30 arts and cultural festivals taking place each year.

Questions about this position should be directed to Dr Larry Prochner, Chair of the Department of Elementary Education (, or Dr Carla Peck, Social Studies area coordinator (

Interested individuals should submit a current CV, 1-page statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations if available, 2-page statement of research, 2 samples of writing, and contact information of 3 referees. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.